Starting your online training company in Dubai: Guide and tips

Apr 05, 2024

Dubai, one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world, is not only a major economic hub but also a conducive environment for business development and entrepreneurship. With the rise of online learning and distance education, establishing your online training company in Dubai can be a lucrative and rewarding opportunity.

  1. Choosing the right company type:

Before diving in, it's essential to understand that there are two types of companies in Dubai: Mainland and Freezone companies. The choice depends on your target clientele.

If you're targeting an international audience, a Freezone company is most suitable.

Conversely, if your target audience is local (such as beauty salons, UAE residents), establishing a Mainland company is advisable.

In both cases, you can hire employees and expand your business.

  1. Obtaining necessary licenses and permissions: 

To create an online training company in Dubai, you'll need to obtain the necessary company documents. This activity is not regulated, and no specific authorization is required from UAE authorities.

  1. Commercial apace requirement:

If you establish your company in a Freezone, you don't need to rent an office. Your company will be registered at the Freezone address.

When your company is established in the Mainland, you'll need to rent office space and pay Ejari (an annual tax of 5% of your rent amount).

  1. Tax considerations for online training companies:

If you've established your company in a Freezone, you're exempt from income taxes. In the Mainland, income tax is 9% of profits exceeding 375,000 AED. If you surpass this amount, you'll need to charge a 5% VAT to your clients.

  1. Timeframe:

Setting up your online training company can be done swiftly, typically within 24 to 48 hours. You don't need to be physically present in the UAE to establish your company. Our team can handle the entire process for you.

Your presence will only be required to obtain residence visas.


Establishing an online training company in Dubai presents significant opportunities in a rapidly expanding market. By following these guidelines and selecting the appropriate company type for your business, you can thrive in this dynamic sector and meet the growing demand for online education in Dubai. Feel free to contact us for professional assistance in establishing and growing your business in Dubai:

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